Questions tagged [reputation]

Measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.

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I think there is something wrong with the system [closed]

Please tell me what is wrong as I don't understand. Here is the situation. A guy asking why is he seeing threads unique IDs counting up. I am saying — because you are creating new threads and each ...
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Gain Reputation for Proving Competence

Let's say you program as a hobby. You have a few good open source projects on the internet. You discover StackOverflow and decide to join. There should be a way for you to prove that you are a good ...
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If you voted to close a question and it gets re-opened, you lose 100 rep

There seem to be some ongoing trends in stack-overflow for some people to just vote willy-nilly to close any and all questions they disapprove of because they can. Since it hurts SO to close questions ...
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How can I request my question to be locked?

My question titled, Should votes be hidden for the first 15 minutes after a question is asked?, is receiving a tremendous amount of down-votes and comment criticism. The thing is, I already ...
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Why are there so many bullies on SE sites? [closed]

The moment you post a question that they either misread or misunderstand on their own accord they start to downvote and vote close furiously. Even if your question has a single word in the subject ...
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Why is it a problem, to collect so many rep as possible? [closed]

The rep is not given for anything. It correlates well with the useful work for the sites. People doing this, they are not "rep farmers". More exactly, yes they are, but it is a good thing (for the ...
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Proposal: “light suspensions”

Someone with such a "light-weight suspension", would lose all his rep gained before issuing the suspension. Thus, the rep would be reset to 1. With it, their privileges would be the same as a rep 1 ...
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Can the rep on a user card be like a speedometer and reset? [closed]

Since the Stack Exchange suite of sites is not about gaining rep and more about community contribution and those that have been interacted with, helped, and left in a better position than before ...
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Should moderators be given the discretion to award high-scoring badges and privileges?

Badges and privileges are site-specific, available only to high reputation participants and automatically awarded. In other words, once certain reputation point thresholds are crossed, the appropriate ...
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I think moderators start to close every single question possible before the election to gain rep [closed]

I'm looking at closed questions by moderators that nominate at current election, and I feel like 70% of question the closed are usual questions, with no real reason to close them. I have checked ...
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5K reputation loss in one day. How BIG is that?

Up until yesterday, I had 8,120 reputation; now my profile reports 3,991 2,128. It makes me feel like crying and I hate that too. Is this the real reputation count logic of SO? I hate this. You don'...
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Apply a reputation loss for posting the 1st comment at any post

There's a lot of complaint recently, about the culture of Stack Exchange sites, and how newcomers feel welcome, or just feel being minorized when asking questions. One source of these complaints are ...
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Another take on the down-vote, no comment problem [duplicate]

Yes, moderators, I already know that this question has been posted a number of times, the first one of which I came across was asked some 8 years ago and yet this seems to still be a problem. I wish ...
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A new reputation value based on Open Source Software (OSS) financial support

From time to time I financially support Open Source Software (OSS) projects. For example, I downloaded Ubuntu 16.10 and made standard $15 donation. And now I would like to have that support visible ...
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Feature Request: Some privileges are activated at 1 reputation

As we all know, we earn privileges by earning reputation. But this is what I want to change; I want it to be so you can vote up, chat, comment and asking on Meta when you have any amount of reputation ...
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Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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Why automatically upvoting all answers with 0 votes by users with a reputation >10000 is a bad idea

This came up once as an idea to improve SO: Experienced users' answers should be shown above answers of new users. Giving all answers with no votes a free upvote on all Users with at least 10.000 ...
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Flag your own questions as “for the experience” [closed]

In the 19 questions I asked on Stack Overflow, I came across a lot of problems. There are/were so many things I had to look at that I sometimes even forgot what I wanted to ask. When I remembered my ...
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Suggestion a way to buy reputation [duplicate]

I suggest a way to buy reputation on SO. And yes I have seen the following link which is irrelavent: Is there a way to buy SO reputation? But my purpose is completely different from the above. My ...
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Let's not waste all that reputation and increase the limits during the crisis

I just had this noble idea of increasing the rep-cap limits and vote limits for the duration of the crisis. Questions and answers are upvoted hundred of times. There is so much reputation that goes ...
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Reputation Expiration and Deterioration [duplicate]

I think that making reputation temporary will increase constant participation, since the reputation will slowly decrease if they do not participate and gain more reputation. I thought of two ways to ...
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Bonus Reputations for starters, new users

Starters on Stack Overflow tend to lose interest as soon as their first question starts getting downvotes. Their first question also sometimes gets closed because it was either not framed properly or ...
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Remove lurkers by enforcing upvoting? [duplicate]

Over on stack-overflow, I have 2 or 3 questions that have over 1000 page views and its hard for me to believe that they only have 1 up-vote each. I am not saying my questions deserve it, but I have ...
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What Stack Exchange Site Reputation Level Should be Given the Privilege to Up Vote One's Own Question?

I'm suggesting a new privilege of the ability to up vote one's own question after mucho reputation. What Stack Exchange site reputation level should be given the privilege to up vote one's own ...
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Proposal: Free downvoting of answers for users that have 200 rep or less?

For some users (talk about myself!) reaching 200 rep can mean jolly hard work, and often take up to 2 years to happen because not every user is a "SO-addict" and will daily hunt for "fresh" questions ...
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Allow new users to hide their reputation [closed]

I consider this bullying. I am a new user. I have no reputation, which means I have no power to retaliate arbitrary or unwarranted downgrading. I asked a perfectly sensible question. Someone casually ...
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Is it fair to an active user that you don't let them delete their question by themselves if it is an uncomfortable one? [closed]

I posted an uncomfortable question that many people down- and upvote and the consequences are: it gets closed by someone it got 30 downvotes I want to delete it by myself it is deleted by someone. I ...
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One should lose reputation per downvote

One should lose reputation points every time they downvote a post.
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Regulated market for points

I propose a market for points. No reputation is gained or lost in the process. Please understand what is being proposed before voting/commenting. The transferred points are not added to the buyer's ...
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How can I ignore questions from users with less than 20 reputation?

I found that I am often answering questions from persons who have a 20 or less reputation. This isn't on purpose... most of the time, by the time I write out my answer and finished, I finally realize ...
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Should we reset the reputation points of all users to 0? [closed]

I think Stack Overflow has grown a lot. Many people have reputation in the 1ks. I think we should make all that to 0 and start the new reputation point system so that there will be fiercer competition....
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Is there a way to buy SO reputation? [closed]

Is there a feature by which we can buy reputation on SO (e.g 100 rep for $1)?, or a bot by which we can hack and increase our reputation?